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are transforming the global economy." you also serve as an adviser to the clinton global initiative. what do you advise on? >> well, thank you for asking me that question. push aside the global initiative the last three days and i've been working with them for the last three years. the reason i'm thinking he was saved really appreciated that affiliation. they have a wonderful they are and they need advisors on the program, what sort of things to feature, what people will bring new ideas and challenge that audience to think about better in different ways to engage in the world. it's particularly relevant because in every participants back as they register, they receive a copy of "time" magazine in which president clinton had authored an essay titled the case for optimism. at the clinton global initiative this year, chelsea quite ready session called the case for optimism. and again she was interviewed by charlie rose and that was the focal point of their conversation. so you know, i am totally synchronous with that message and with the click global initiatives focused on finding solutions to the
not mentioned it yet, but dewit clineton -- clinton that he was he that dreamed up the erie canal. it wasn't. it was actually -- at first been proposed in 180 # 7 by a fellow who had intended to be the first western grain per chant of western new york, but he went broke because he discovered there was no good way to get the grain grown by the pioneer farmers, actually to get that grain east as i describedded. there was no good route, and he wound up, this fellow, jesse holly, his name, another connecticut native who tried to find phenomenonture -- fortune in the west, western new york, but he ends up in prison, and under a pseudoanymore, he argues and preparing and arguing for a canal across new york state to lake erie. dewit clinton picks up the idea three years later, and he makes the erie canal happen. if you don't know anything about him, he's a long time new york city mayor, new york state lawmaker, a congressman, one of the canal commissioners eventually, he's a long time new york governor, a new york city benefactor, social reformer, and nearly president in 1812 over madison, but th
but like our last president, president clinton you can get a lot of blows and shoulder your vote in a couple of places like florida. now, that is the con so you ask yourself where is the democratic party? remember them? the democratic party. the biological problem as you know as many of you have taken american biology is democrats -- jellyfish don't have spines and don't count and political parties to save your vote. it's not even right now. remember the jim crow laws were written by democrats and used today by republicans and analyst. is bipartisan apartheid my friends. history moves in waves. when i was in new mexico, one of the worst dates in florida and ohio and new mexico led terms of the loss of. george bush won new mexico in 2004 by 5000. it's amazing. most of voters or minority citizens, hispanic, overwhelmingly democrat. how do you end up with a republican governor and republican senator and george bush? they threw 30,000 in the garbage including the for the soldier -- do they have the special soldier present, absentee ballots for soldiers. every single ballot by a soldi
were saved in a different way. welfare and law and order were so successful, bill clinton claimed credit for both. [laughter] we had 12 years of paradise, that's in the chapter, post-oj pair dice describing wonderful things that happened. people are not walking on egg shells anymore with the list of words you just mentioned. people had to be worried back then you would innocently say a word that would be deemed racist. you would ruin your career. you would be -- you would be hated by all of human kind. that was over after oj. a lot of the change after oj was really very subtle, but it was a wonderful thing that happenedded for race relations in america. that faded, it happened a long time ago, and along comes obama, the most liberal candidate on a mar joy party ticket to seek the presidency in the nation's history so, you know, it's a two -for for liberals. they are call him president. we are all back on egg shells again. admittedly, not delicately on those egg shoals. [laughter] thus my introduction. [laughter] i'm going to a debate party tonight, the host, has called me racist p
successful, law-and-order policies were so successful that bill clinton started claiming credit for both. we had 12 years of paradise where i described the many wonderful things that happened and most of all people were not walking on eggshells anymore as with the list of words you just mentioned. people had to be worried about them. innocent words that were deemed racist and ruin your career. you would be aided by all of humankind. that was over. a lot of the change after o.j. was very subtle but it was a wonderful thing that happened for race relations in america. that faded. it happened daylong time ago and a long comes barack obama, the most liberal candidate in the nation's history. they get a liberal president and attacked critics are calling them racist. with obama it has come back. we are walking on egg shells again. admittedly not very delicately on those egg shells. just my introduction. i am going to a debate party tonight, the racist pete said debate party, because he is having it in his apartment. apartment. it is an apartment. maybe it is not being taken quite as seriously have
during the 2008 primary that when hillary clinton was succeeding in getting a large portion of the working-class vote and bringing them back to the democratic party the default for a lot of people on the left is to call that racism the only reason those people were voting for her is because they wouldn't vote for a black man. we all know that is absolutely true for some people but i didn't think it was true for a majority of people and it brought home to me something that i have the feeling in san francisco for a long time and going back to the stories that i did for image and salon and realizing that our sort of black-and-white, literally race relations paradigm wasn't working in a state certainly where the fastest-growing groups are latinos and asians and certainly before this primary that our language was exclusionary and that white liberals in particular seem to be never happier than when they can scapegoat and show that they are the good people and those ignorant people are the trouble. so i began to think about why we continue to use such exclusionary terms about polit
of president bill clinton. i mean, you are coming in at abc in the 90's. bill clinton, president, he had the impeachment lows. did you have to deal with any of the second term clinton problems? >> a good part of my first year at abc news was dealing with the clinton issues. i mean, the monitor lewinsky story broke ten months into my tenure i was done in cuba. the pope was visiting cuba. we had everyone down there. well over 100 people down there to cover this event. d'agata call one at when i was out to dinner from the desk in new york saying we have this investigation we have had going on that looks like it's going to break. there is this young intern who has told her close friend that she had a relationship, and a proper relationship with the president and i said, that's just ridiculous. that can't be right. we have no reason to believe she's telling the truth, so forget it. i went back in to dinner and about an hour they call back and said we have just confirmed that janet reno, the attorney general has formally and officially expanded the investigation into the whitewater, the whitew
40 years. tied with clinton and incumbent in 1996 and look at the wonders that produce. it produces disaster as it did nric city and it has with barack obama. you can see in last week's debate, that was the first objective thing obama has. for four years he has been coddled by the media. i mean i guess he faced sort of a tough opponent with hillary and linton but who is she? she is the wife of an impeached ex-president and that is how she made her name. still, she was better than john mccain. and you know in the hillary obama debate, the questions going question's going to obama were so thoughtful saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary being asked these incredibly intricate, complicated policy questions and then the moderator asking obama if he would like another pillow. [laughter] and that was a fair summary and the stunning thing of last week's debate was and how poorly obama did. he is as good as he ever was. [applause] if john mccain had been on the stage with him, we would be the ones -- [inaudible] that is how magnificent mitt romney was in was the first time obam
about president bill clinton, president george w. bush, why are those not fatal mistakes? >> i think they're at two things going on. one is what else is going on in the world of the time? john mccain made a comment about he was asked a question about what would he do in iran and someone said an air mail message and he went on saying singing bob bob ran. very few people remember that a lot of things were happening in the world at the time. nobody carried it on. i compare that to hillary clinton's statement about being under fire in bosnia. it was time after time after time until the media started to say well is this really chew and all of a sudden they pulled up a picture of her being greeted at the airport being greeted by a girl with a bunch of flowers and there is a general in the ground saying there was no fire and the obama people start to say you might want to look at her credibility on these things and it was so dramatic that we don't like people to lie to us. this is about as close as a presidential candidate obama looking at fellow democrats saying she lied to us. who else is
bush via connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas and the second question texas. so too does the natives and so ways a watershed election. it ends the 40 year. the sun belt dominance. their issues critical in the politics that developed that came out of the sun belt. they didn't have a conservative cast of them. they tended to be oriented about issues of strong national defense, and opposition to unions and a defense of free enterprise politics. and also is in the south and southwest that we see the rise at an 1870s when they come to talk about the religious right. the rise of evangelicals involved in the political process in new and important ways. so thurmond was at the forefront about this issues in his own politics. national defense, who is a staunch anti-communist and played a role in
. liberals were elected tony blair, bill clinton wing of the democratic party. pro-business, but they tend to favor economic outcomes, so they want to control economic outcome. that's their main focus. to give unionized police officers officers, unionized teachers. progressives are entirely different beast. these are the typical tree hugging san francisco liberals. that's progressives. that's who we're talking about. these are people and today not just economic outcomes, but also social outcomes. was conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex, progressives are interested in whether or not you can put salt on your french fries and whether you can have a plastic bag or two desoto. michael bloomberg, great example of progressive. you spending cuts in new york city. siddhartha were talking about. protecting about that ideology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are commonly held by progressives? we've got about five minutes and we tend to focus on the first two because those are the big juicy ideas, the bad ideas actually. one is that natural th
being more like the tony blair or bill clinton wing of the democratic party. pro-business but they favor economic outcomes. they want to control economic outcomes. that is their main focus. think of unionized police officers, unionized teachers. progressives are different beast. these are the people, the typical tree hugging san francisco liberals, that is who we are talking about. people who are interested not just in economic outcomes but social outcomes. whereas conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex progressives are interested in talking about whether you can put salt in your french fries and whether you can have a plastic bag or drink a soda. michael bloomberg, great example. that is what we are talking about, that ideology of left, the progressive ideology. what are some myths commonly held by today's progressives? we have five myths but we tend to focus on the first two because those of the jews the ideas. one is that natural things are good. and unnatural things are bad. and checked science will destroy us. science is only relative anyway and science is on ou
of president bill clinton. you come been during the '90s with the impeachment, i did you have to deal with second term clinton problems? >> a good part of my first year was dealing with the clinton issues. monica linds the broke 10 months into my tenure january 1998. i was down in cuba. 10 days peter jennings and ted koppel was down to cover the event from cokie roberts say we have this investigation that looks like it will break a young intern who has told her close friend she had a relationship with the president. i said that is ridiculous. we have no reason to believe she tells the truth. and we just confirm janet reno is officially expanded the investigation into the whitewater investigation with obstruction of justice charges relating to this young woman. than we were off and running. you cannot ignore that. later we broke the story. some of the supporters were upset being buffeted by both sides and abc news were put in front and center early on this story of the infamous blue dress. we had that exclusively personally vetted. one lesson learned an exclusive is great as long as it
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